May 2016

Irish Ferries orders ‘super ship’

Irish Ferries’ parent company Irish Continental Group has signed an agreement with Germany’s Flensburger shipyard to build a cruise ferry for €144 million. The vessel will have space for up to 165 trucks, as well as 300 cars and 1,885 passengers and crew – with dedicated space for freight drivers - and is scheduled for delivery in May 2018. The new ship is likely to go into service on routes served ... [+]

BIFA to trailblaze freight forwarder qualification

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is carrying out a survey to find out what sort of skill development the sector wants in advance of developing a professional qualification. It has also appointed Carl Hobbis, formerly in charge of public relations at DB Schenker, as training development manager. Hobbis explained that BIFA ... [+]

Geodis moves Mumbai office

Geodis is relocating its premises in Mumbai to ‘The Qube’ at MV Road in Andheri (East). The forwarder provides freight management, industrial project management, buyer’s consolidation and a free trade warehousing zone in India, where it has been present since 1998, now operating from 14 locations in the country.   [+]

Woodland Sport signs rugby star

Woodland Sport has signed a sponsorship agreement with former rugby star David Barnes to as its ambassador in 2016. Barnes, a former Bath prop with over a decade’s involvement with the Rugby Players Association and has filled the role of RPA director and RPA chairman with great distinction. Woodland Group and ... [+]

FTA keeps tabs on French fuel

With up to half of France's 10,000 filling stations running dry or short of fuel due in the current wave of protests over new labour laws, the Freight Transport Association is urging drivers heading to Europe to check the Connexions France website ( A real-time map shows availability of fuel ... [+]

Customs chief to address FIATA Dublin congress

World Customs Organisation secretary general Kunio Mikuriya will be guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the FIATA World Congress in Dublin on 5 October. The freight forwarding body’s congress, which attracts up to 1,000 delegates, takes place in the Irish capital on 3-8 October this year at the Convention ... [+]

Updated: Delta launches year-round Edinburgh-New York route, adds Portland for summer

Delta Air Lines launched year-round flights between New York's JFK and Edinburgh on 26 May. The route will initially be operated using a Boeing 757-200ER, with a widebody 767-300ER taking over between 8 June and 5 September, after which it will revert to a 757-200ER. Departure from Edinburgh is at ... [+]

TNT’s Caroline Rose is Woman of the Year

TNT Express head of regional operations, Caroline Rose, who was named Woman of the Year at Freight Transport Association’s Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards on 26 May. She was described as “a visionary team leader who has a proven track record for leading teams and projects that develop new ways ... [+]

TIACA recruits talent

Representatives from Chanel Fragrances and Beauté, Ericsson, and Sandvik Machining Solutions were recruited to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Shipper Advisory Committee at its executive summit in Miami on 25 May. TIACA has also added an improved advocacy knowledge bank to its website. Information will be sorted by topic, ... [+]

New Kerry man for Benelux

Kerry Logistics has appointed Daniel Hegwein as ITS new managing director for Belgium and the Netherlands. He will oversee the company’s activities in the Benelux region from the Kerry Logistics office at Brussels Airport in Zavantem, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the logistics sector. The main business fields ... [+]

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